What does everyone think of HILLS Z/D tinned dog food?
my dog is on Hills z/d for food/skin sensitivity. I’m wondering if he can have rawhide chews.
I called Hills up and during a long conversation they finally admitted that they had tweaked the formula - supposedly they did not change the ingredients but they increased the amount of protein. This change was made in May 2016. In June 2016 our dog started puking/diarrhea. Three days ago after another trip to the vet and a discussion about the food I decided that I was going to try making food for our dog instead of feeding him the z/d. I have been feeding him a mix of browned chopped meat (beef), diced potatoes, peas & carrots and olive oil. He has not puked or had diarrhea at all in the past 3 days!
He has gone from puking literally 15 times a day to not puking at all. I don't know what Hill's did to the z/d, or what kind of "protein" they're using but it certainly was having a nasty effect on my dog. During my call to Hill's I also asked them to source the ingredients in Z/D - there are two ingredients in it from China (sorry but I can't remember which ones). Anyway, I'll never give another spoonful of that food to my dog EVER! BTW, it's now costing me less than half of what we were spending on the z/d to feed him "real" food.
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WD Dog Food and ZD Dog Food are two of the special veterinary dog food formulas made by Hill’s Science Diet. Each formula is designed to treat specific conditions. We’ll explore the differences between the W/D and Z/D formulas.ZD Dog Food is a specially formulated . The formula was developed by veterinarians and nutritionists to help give dogs some relief of the common food allergy symptoms such as skin, ear and gastrointestinal problems. In order to minimize the possibilities of a food allergy problem, Hill’s only used a couple of sources of protein and one source of highly-digestible carbohydrate. The first 5 ZD dog food ingredients are: Dried Potato Product, Hydrolyzed Chicken Liver, Potato Starch, Soybean Oil and Hydrolyzed Chicken. To help nourish the skin, they added Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids. Also, additional antioxidants were added to aid the immune system and the skin barrier function. After you’ve taken your dog to see your veterinarian, he/she may decide that in order to help or improve your dog’s condition, it would be better to be put on a special diet. Only a few dog food manufacturers make special dietary formulas that require a prescription and one of them is Hill’s Science Diet. Two of the special dry dog food formulas they make are called WD and ZD.In summary, the ZD and WD dog foods definitely have their differences. They both have their own special health conditions that they are each specifically designed to treat. It is best to discuss with your veterinarian which is best for your dog and his/her special health conditions.Science Diet WD dog food is special food designed for dogs that are hypoglycemic (diabetic), have weight and/or digestion problems. Many dogs, like humans, develop diabetes when they become overweight. This formula includes carnitine to help dogs burn fat easier and build more muscle so when a healthy weight is reached, it will be easier to maintain. To help the dog feel fuller longer, the WD dog food includes high levels of fiber. In addition to the benefits of a healthier weight for diabetic dogs, Hill’s Science Diet WD dog food is formulated to reduce the fluctuation of blood glucose levels. Also, like the ZD dog food, the WD dog food has added antioxidants for a healthy immune system. The first 5 ingredients of the WD formula are: Whole Grain Corn, Powdered Cellulose, Chicken by-product Meal, Corn Gluten Meal and Chicken Liver Flavor.My 6 year old Havanese/Maltese dog presented with a severe ear infection in November 2015. The vet suggested Hills Z/D because he was also licking his feet a fair bit. After 2 8LB bags at $53 each, I checked the ingredients. The first ingredient is corn starch. What's up with using a gravy thickener for the main ingredient in dog food. No wonder Chester was losing weight and always seemed hungry. Our vet is wonderful and we will continue to see her, but I will not spend money for food that is under par and poor quality.